The remains of Major General Idris Alkali, which was discovered by the Nigerian Army was buried at the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja on Saturday.
The burial ceremony had in attendance the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, former Military Administrator of Lagos, retired Brig Gen. Buba Marwa and former Minister of Works and Housing, Alhaji Sunusi Dagash.
The funeral prayers were led by the Chief Imam of Abuja Central Mosque, Kabir Mohammed, and it was attended by Muslims from within and outside the Federal Capital Territory.
The Imam praised the efforts of the Nigerian Army who discovered Alkali’s remains after a very extensive search while describing the late general as a national hero.
He continued, “However, we thank Allah that his body has been recovered.
“Even though it took weeks to trace the whereabouts of late Alkali’s corpse, we thank Allah, we thank the Federal Government and we thank the Army for the dedication to find his body so that he can be buried according to Islamic rites.”
He implored the Federal Government to review the security situation in the country, reiterating that “every Nigerian has the right to live or pass through any part of the country without being harassed or intimidated by anybody or group of people.
“This is a fundamental human and constitutional right of everybody, irrespective of tribe or religious affiliation.”